Christa Sauers - Publisher/ Editor in Chief -I am a classically trained chef, who’s passion for food was sparked at an early age. I had the good fortune to have lived in Europe and many states throughout the U.S. that have inspired me to cultivate my skills in the culinary world. It was while I was going to H.S. in Belgium that it clicked, I knew I had to do something that had to do with food. I quickly adapted to the European way of life, making food and wine/beer a priority (yes, I know I was still in H.S. but it was part of adapting to the European culture, so I had to!) I am eternally grateful to my family who for many generations has celebrated food and family as a bond that links all of us from one generation to the next. You will likely find me spending time with my family, loyal dog and muse"Banjo", traveling, going to concerts and reading about food, oh and working at my absolute dream job... being publisher of a magazine that celebrates our local food and beverage culture (that would totally blow the mind of the H.S. version of myself)
Megan Battle-Schoenburg- Photographer/Marketing Liason
Originally from Washington DC, now living in Boulder, Megan loves taking photographs of pretty much everything. She has been collecting Edible magazines for years and is thrilled to be part of the Edible team. She hopes that Edible’s presence in the Front Range, will inspire people to take a more active interest in where their food comes from, how it is grown and the path it takes to get to their kitchens. She can be found at megan.photography.com
Brenna Zumbro - Art Director and Photographer
Brenna is an editorial travel and food culture photographer. Her use of natural and essential lighting, insatiable love for storytelling, sense of adventure, and genuine connections to the people she photographs, ensures beautiful, exciting, and engaging images.
Brenna finds inspiration in nature and enjoys adventuring, bike riding, delicious food eating, and beekeeping. brennazumbro.com
Chad Chisholm - Photographer
Chad Chisholm is a commercial photographer based in Denver, CO. His work has taken him all over the globe, capturing food and beverage as well as portraits and destinations. He loves working with the Edible community and has been published to Edible Silicon Valley. creationize.com
Danielle Davis - Writer
Danielle Davis is a communications consultant and freelance food writer. Through both, she seeks to advance important work being done across our food system. Her favorite people love two things – good food and good conversation – and she’ll find any excuse to gather people around a table for just that. You can find her at dcdcommunications.com; @dee_c_dee
Bill St John - Writer
Bill St John has written and taught about restaurants, food, cooking and wine for more than 40 years, locally for Rocky Mountain News, The Denver Post and KCNC-TV Channel 4, nationally for Chicago Tribune Newspapers and Wine & Spirits magazine.
Rachel Henry - Photographer
Rachel is a Denver native specializing in food and food lifestyle photography. She once thought she was going to be the next female James Bond but one scary roller coaster ride at Elitches and a boring political science lecture later, she realized that she was barking up the wrong tree. So photography found her, introducing her to the power of an image to tell a story and to bring words into life. Since then, she was hooked, reading and studying everything she could so that she could to learn more.
Today, when she is not behind a camera, Rachel can be found waiting for her next snack.
Chris Starkus-Chef,Bee Keeper, Urban Farmer
As Executive Chef of Urban Farmer in Denver, Chris Starkus curates a locally focused, sustainably sourced steakhouse menu influenced by the bounty of Colorado. Starkus highlights his seasonally-driven menu with nose-to-tail cuts of naturally-raised meat, executed with finely honed French techniques. Overseeing the whole animal butchery in-house, charcuterie program, and more, he also enjoys tending to the restaurant’s rooftop apiary and patio garden. In addition to growing mushrooms, microgreens, and sprouted grains. Like his culinary style, the chef’s approach to management favors authenticity and transparency. In any interaction with people, guest or employee, Starkus emulates the golden rule, operating with mutual respect to create satisfying and engaging experiences.
The sustainably minded chef has studied beekeeping at Oregon State University, contributing to his work on the restaurant’s rooftop apiary.
When he is not creating garden-fresh steakhouse fare at Urban Farmer, Starkus retreats to his homestead where he tends to plants, bees, and chickens
Find him on social @chrisstarkus
John Pendleton (ArtofPendleton.com) is an award-winning illustrator, production artist and graphic designer who now spends most of his time with a camera in hand. As a freelance photographer, his work is published in digital and print media, including books, magazines and newspapers. As videographer, John’s work supports the training and operations departments of national retail, restaurant and hospitality brands.
Jodi Torpey is a gardener, writer, and author of the award-winning Blue Ribbon Vegetable Gardening and The Colorado Gardener’s Companion. Jodi's writing appears on her WesternGardeners.com website and in many other home and garden digital and print publications. She's also a popular speaker at gardening conferences and special events around the country, and has organized Denver’s annual Plant a Row for the Hungry growing-and-giving campaign since 2010.
Margaret Gilfoyle- Writer
Margaret is a food blogger and writer, cooking class instructor and personal chef with over 25 years professional cooking and restaurant management experience, including Whole Foods and Alfalfa’s Market, northern Colorado and mountain restaurants. She’s passionate about gluten free baking, indigenous cuisines, gardening, eating local, and adventures out in the wild. When she’s not in private practice with her work in energy medicine, you might find Margaret over in the organic farm country of Paonia, Colorado; eating peaches, visiting the West Elks vineyards, and hugging her friends’ goats and chickens. www.pachamamasbeautifulfood.com.
Colin St. John is a Denver native who writes for Rolling Stone, Esquire, Deadspin and others. He'd rather be eating Mexican food than doing whatever he is doing right now.
"Courtney Pankrat is a freelance writer with expertise in sustainability, communications, travel and food writing. Publications include Sustainable Brands, Shareable, Civil Eats, Triple Pundit, and Edible Silicon Valley, Edible Aspen and Edible Denver. She also works at the Denver Public Library and is working on her second book."
Rachel Adams (@RachelShootsFood) has been capturing Denver's cuisine, restaurants, and food brands for over seven years. She exclusively captures food, beverage and the stories behind them. Her in-depth understanding and appreciation of cuisine and ingredients come from a background as a personal chef, food blogger, and as the former marketing and communications manager for a regional seafood distributor.
Camille is a student at the University of Colorado Boulder studying Journalism and Anthropology. She is an arts and culture staff writer at the CU Independent. She enjoys Billy Joel, most cheeses and the literary stylings of David Sedaris
Douglas Brown spent 23 years covering everything from crime in New Mexico to the White House to food for a variety of daily newspapers and magazines across the country, including The Denver Post. To his delight, he no longer writes about crime or the White House. But he still writes about food and what has become a passion — wine. Doug lives in Boulder.
Rich Grant- Writer
Rich Grant is co-author with Irene Rawlings of “100 Things to Do in Denver Before You Die.” He is a member of the Society of American Travel Writers and the North American Travel Journalists Assoc.
Jim Darling- Photographer
Jim is a commercial and editorial photographer specializing in portrait, lifestyle and event photography. A native New Yorker, Jim spent more than two decades in Washington, D.C., before arriving in Denver in 2015. Early years spent as a graphic designer have helped inform his focus on color, texture and composition. He lives in Denver with his wife Amy — but they can often be found visiting their nieces and nephews in Boulder.
Rebecca Treon is a food, travel, and lifestyles writer who has worked on the editorial staff at 5280, DiningOut, and American Bungalow magazines, is a regular contributor to The Denver Post, Denver Hotel, Edible Lower Alabama, The Cape Cod Travel Guide, and The Coastal Table magazines, and has written regularly for a number of other publications, including BBC Travel, Edible Cape Cod, and DRAFT magazines.